Parallel Art Show – Viewers’ Choice Awards

The three winners of the inaugural Parallel Art Show have been announced: First place – Karin Millson, ‘Memory Hive’ Second place – Martin Herbert, ‘A five second vignette of Il Redentore and the Giudecca Canal’ Third place – Donna Hall, ‘Destiny’s Fracture’ The awards were proudly sponsored by Michael Whitfield. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all fifty …

Gala Awards Night

Join the 2017 jury, some of the 49 artists, the organizers and the Salt Spring community to celebrate what has been an amazing month of artistic creativity. Hors d’oeuvres by Auntie Pestos. Music by Frank Huether. Buy tickets in advance.

SSNAP 2017 Artist Talks – Noelle Hamlyn

Noelle Hamlyn (Mississauga) Sunday October 22, 12-1pm, Mahon Hall Free with exhibition entry Noelle Hamlyn is a graduate of the Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design (Textiles, 2007), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009) and Fanshawe College (Technical Costume Studies, 2015). Her work has been shown internationally (Australia, Korea, Japan), nationally (Vancouver, Ottawa, Portneuf Quebec) and …

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SSNAP 2017 Artist Talks – Kristy Gordon

Kristy Gordon (Brooklyn NY) Friday October 20, 12-1pm, Mahon Hall Free with exhibition entry Kristy Gordon exhibits her work internationally and has earned numerous awards including three Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants (2010, 2013 and 2015), finalist placement in the 2013 Kingston Prize, and an Exceptional Merit Award from the Portrait Society of America (2014). Kristy has been widely featured in …

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SSNAP 2017 Artist Talks – Nicole Paul

Nicole Paul (Prince Albert SK) Thursday October 19, 12-1pm, Mahon Hall Free with exhibition entry Born and raised in Saskatchewan, I completed my Bachelors of Fine Arts Honours degree at the University of Saskatchewan. I am now commencing my Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne, Victoria College of the Arts. My artwork is very diverse in both …

Maudie (2016, Aisling Walsh)

Maudie, based on the true story of Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maud (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maud, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, …

Panel event 2017 – The Creative Mind: Creativity in the Arts and Sciences

Panellists from the worlds of arts and science will explore the nature of creativity, what are its essential elements, and where the creative spark comes from. How do people conceive novel and original ideas for a sculpture, a musical score or a scientific breakthrough? What is the creative process like? Is exceptional creativity “born” or can it be nurtured? Under …

Parallel Art Show 2017

The 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize and the Salt Spring Arts Council are proud to present the Parallel Art Show. The exhibition features the work of fifty outstanding Salt Spring Island artists who submitted their work to SSNAP 2017. Curated by Matt Steffich and Anthony Matthews, this exhibition demonstrates why Salt Spring Island is known as one of the …

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SSNAP 2017 Artist Talks – Samantha Dickie

Samantha Dickie (Victoria) Friday October 13, 12-1pm, Mahon Hall Free with exhibition entry Samantha Dickie is a Victoria-based contemporary ceramic artist, using elements of abstraction, expressionism and minimalism within a sculptural installation practice. Following a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trent University, she completed a Diploma in Ceramics from the Kootenay School of the Arts, and attended residencies at the …